Sunday, March 13, 2011

Walter Potter Taxidermy

It's no secret I love taxidermy, I've posted about it multiple times, but I never knew about the sheer genius of Walter Potter even though I recognized many of his pieces from doing random taxidermy searches in the past. I did not realize there was a man behind the madness. Maybe I'm out of the loop, after searching his name I came upon a ton of blogs that have already featured his work *ahem*

He was quite popular for displaying anthropomorphic dioramas featuring stuffed animals mimicking human life (that line was taken straight of wikipedia, so obvi not my normal dialogues, I mean there is nary a radical or totally in the whole sentence! Travesty!)

No doubt these totally make the viewer uncomfortable but you can not deny the overwhelming madness of it all. Walter is for sure making my dream dinner party guest list.


- said...

This is epic, I saw a lot of his stuff in an exhibition in London last yr. So cool!

Oriana said...

That is amazing! I would love to have seen these in person.